business simulation programs run under a Microsoft operating system.
The programs' user interfase is simple, after the Windows -
Office llok and feel.
The programs are to a large extent self documented, with popups
explaining the relevant topics. At the startup a language option is
offered, either English or Spanish. A help and documentation subsystem
is accesible through the programs' menues.
No setup or installation process is required. The programs run either
on a CD, a pen drive, or the hard disk.
Each simulation system is composed of two programs:
The student version of the program allows for all
functions regarding numerical and graphical information and decision
After the class, the students may copy the program, its associated
files and the database file, to continue the analysis in an off line
mode. But performing actual simulations is not possible.
The instructor's program version is
similar to the students one, adding the capability of performing the
simulations, and other administrative tasks.
The simulation workshop takes place in a classroon using computers,
desktops or laptops.
The room must be furnished with the usual facilities, among them:
As it is a competitive and interactive game, the computers must
be networked, for each one to be able to access the central database.
There are two possible architectures:
- A digital projector.
- Internet access for the instructor's machine, required for
the online validation of the license.
- To work in a preconfigured IT classroom, normally assisted
by the local IT personnel, or
- Using the instructor's laptop as a server plus a wireless
access point. The students use their own machines, connected to the
WiFi node, accessing directly the "team" version of the program located
at the instructor's server. Nothing needs to be
installed at the students' machines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to run the simulator?
because nothing needs to be "installed" (see next topic). As usually,
cautios and observe the security rules, especially if the program will
run on a machine connected to a corporate network.
Please check by yourself the files with your own antivirus
program before using them.
These simulation programs do not require any setup or installation
How do I install the simulation
No administrator rights.
No libraries will be copied or registered.
Neither plugins nor cookies.
No need to open or enable ports or protocols that could expose you to
Just copy the program and the data files to any folder and execute the
program file [simulator].exe
You may, but you don't need to. It runs just fine from a removable
storage, pen drive or CD/DVD.
Is it necessary to copy the files to my hard drive?
yes. If you work on a corporate net environment with strict securitiy
restrictions, the program might refuse to run. In that case, copy the
files to a local storage and execute the .exe from there.
Will it run if installed on a network resource?
- Is it a cloud application
running directly within a browser?
Any version of Microsoft � Windows 10, 8 or 7, 32 or 64 bits.
Under which operating system does it run?
Are there any software prerequisites?
It is a routine question, answer affirmatively.
This warning popus up: "The software designer
cannot be identified. Do you wish to execute this software?"
This program can run on two scenarios: SQLServer or Access file. In the
classroom the SQLServer fashion is preferred..
Is a database server necessary?
The students may use the Access file in a standalone mode.
No, this is a desktop application.
Will I need Internet connectivity?
However you will need Internet to access the on line documentation.
The programs and documentation are subject to these copyright conditions.